Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Surinamese Kaseko in the Kakalak

Suriname, the smallest state in South America, nonetheless boasts a rich musical culture based on its unusual geography, history and ethnic diversity.

Ever heard of "kaseko" music, Suriname's fusion of calypso and son? You can get a live earful this Thursday (11/19), when a LOCAL KASEKO BAND will play following a film about one of Suriname's biggest musical stars, Lieve Hugo, at the NC Latin American Film Festival.

Vincent Soekra's 90-min. film "Iko: King of Kaseko," will be shown at 7 pm in the City of Durham's Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St. Live music will follow.

Frake Hunsel, a Surinamese native and percussionist with Raleigh's ELM Collective, will lead an all-star kaseko band "Carolina style," featuring Curtis Mayfield-style electric guitar, saxophones, 'bones, flutes, drums, bass, piano and vocalists.

This once-in-a-lifetime event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

Get Kaseko Experienced!

Frake Hunsel, drums (far left)

Related Event:

WHAT: Lecture/Demonstration on Surinamese Music, Culture & Religion
SPEAKERS: Herman Snijders, Director, Suriname National Music School
Cyriel Eersteling, Suriname Maroon Cultural Ambassador
WHEN: TUESDAY (11/17) at 7 pm
WHERE: Studio Theater, Thompson Hall, NCSU Dept. of Music, Raleigh, NC

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